The string of embarrassing issues on the new iPhones, especially the iPhone 5S, doesn t seem to be slowing down. After the miscaliberated motion sensors, frequent crashing or apps and the Blue Screen of Death, now it seems the much-talked about slo-mo video recording is not so fancy after all. Also Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
Apple made a big deal of the iPhone 5S capability to shoot slo-mo videos at 720p. But a series of tests conducted byGSMArena have proved otherwise. Working on a tip-off, they compared a slo-mo video recorded on the iPhone 5S with a 720p video recorded from a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. As seen in the photo above, there is a big difference between the two. The screen capture from the iPhone 5S shows a lot less details compared to the Galaxy Note 3. The reason could be that Apple actually captures a slo-mo video in lower resolution (480p) and then upscales it to 720p. To prove this notion, they downsized a 720p video captured on the Galaxy Note 3 to 480p and again upscaled it back to 720p. The resulting image was very similar to the one captured on the iPhone 5S.
The upscaling of resolutions is not exactly a big deal, and you won t notice the difference unless you play these videos on a large display like a TV or a PC monitor. Hopefully Apple will have the issue sorted with a software tweak in the forthcoming iOS 7.1 update.